Meet Mark

Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 450

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

Researchers figured out a way to extract and test ancient human DNA from cave dirt.

Via ghrelin, hunger may promote the growth of new brain cells.

Grandma’s optimal post-workout meal: salmon.

Vegetarianism is a risk factor for gallstone disease.

Human brains in the presence of urban environments can’t relax, even if the humans they’re attached to grew up in cities.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 449

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

Nuts are good snacks.

Sleeping pills linked to death, even after controlling for pre-existing poor health.

Meanwhile, despite all the warnings to the contrary, supplements are not.

Intense exercise inhibits muscle aging.

Psychedelics really do open up your mind.

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Introducing Kitchen Intuition by Devyn Sisson!

Hi, readers. I’m honored to announce the publication of the latest Primal Blueprint Publishing release, Kitchen Intuition, written by my daughter, Devyn. Much of this post is in the format of a guest Q&A where a worker bee caught up with Devyn to learn all about the book and the journey that led to the finished product. Devyn has been working on this project for several years now, originally as a component of her college coursework for a Master of Spiritual Psychology degree, and eventually expanding the concept into a full-length book.

It’s hard to marginalize this work by calling it just a book. I’ve observed my daughter over the past several years grow and mature in ways that leave me speechless as a parent, and the physical book that arrived recently in the mail (bringing the author and the author’s parents to tears on that occasion!) is a tangible representation of this beautiful journey.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 448

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

Chronic sleep deprivation batters bone formation.

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages as they grow makes mice more aggressive.

After telling no lies and being completely honest in every conversation for three days, people discovered that “being honest is far more pleasurable, leads to greater levels of social connection, and does less relational harm than” expected.

Food smells better when you’re sleep-deprived.

If you’ve got metabolic syndrome, better eat your avocados.

Cannibalism was more ritual than nutritional. We’re too hard to catch and too stringy.

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The Primal Health Coach Certification Program Keeps Getting Better and Better

There’s something to be said for embarking on a path and then staying open when the road branches off in different directions. That feels like an apt metaphor for my career. I was always in touch with my passion and purpose: pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors in the field of health and wellness to activate positive and persistent change in as many lives as possible. But the exact unfolding of my career path has been a continual and welcome surprise.

These past few years especially, my business has branched out to all different avenues…book publishing, nutritional supplements, educational diet and exercise systems, a successful condiment company, a franchise of restaurants…but at the heart of all of my endeavors is my passion for spreading the Primal way of life across the globe.

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It’s the Biggest Paleo Event of the Year: Paleo f(x) 2017!

Paleo f(x), my favorite holistic health and fitness event in the world, returns to Austin May 19-21, 2017! In case you missed it the last 4 years, Paleo f(x) is the Who’s Who gathering of the ancestral health movement. I’ll be giving some talks, and you’ll also be getting deep inside the brains of other world-class speakers including New York Times bestselling authors, physicians, scientists, athletes, health entrepreneurs, fitness professionals, biohackers, and more. Robb Wolf will be joining me, along with Chris Kresser, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, Ben Greenfield, Sarah Fragoso, Art De Vany, John Durant, Emily Schromm, and dozens upon dozens more. You can register for the event and see a full list of speakers here.

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